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7:00 pm

Invocation to Martin Luther King, Jr.: Contemplating the Heart of the Matter

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Powerful literature highlighting the quest of Black Americans for justice, equal rights, and citizenship serves as a tool to create open and honest dialogue and new ways of thinking about our nation’s history, the enslavement of Black Americans, and the role racism plays in our national discourse. In this seminar, using contemplative (mindful) attentiveness, participants will communally read and reflect on selected writings by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through a facilitated dialogue, the significance of these writings, given the current political and cultural landscape, will be explored.

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Dr. Rose Sackey-Milligan
Rose Sackey-Milligan, Ph.D. is a socio-cultural anthropologist and former Senior Program Officer at the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and Director of the Social Justice Program at the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. In retirement, she is a trainer and board member at the Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership.

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